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  • Faith leads to freedom, not compromise, pope says

    Faith leads to freedom, not compromise, pope says

    The concreteness of faith “leads to frankness, to giving witness to the point of martyrdom; it is against compromises or the idealization of faith,” Pope Francis said during his morning Mass at Domus Sanctae Marthae.

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  • Pope says faith is not an ideology, and God is greater than nothingness

    Pope says faith is not an ideology, and God is greater than nothingness

    Speaking during his general audience, Pope Francis said the ministry of St. Paul started from a “conclusive fact, that is not the outcome of a wise man’s reflection”: Jesus died, was buried, and rose again. The pope said Paul was “not an altar boy” and was originally a persecutor of the Church, but his testimony gives witness to the fact that God is “greater than nothingness, and a lighted candle is enough to defeat the darkest of nights.”

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  • Easter calls us to a path of mercy and benevolence

    Easter calls us to a path of mercy and benevolence

    All of Jesus’ teachings, miracles, signs, and healings are completed and made credible by his resurrection from the dead. By imploding death on itself, Jesus Christ manifests his power over sin and its consequences and he demonstrates his authority over the circumstances of life. On account of this reality, the believer knows in her heart that she can trust him, that he is good, and that his merciful kindness will triumph.

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